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  1. You Have Permission to Write as a Hobby... (warning: cussing ahoy!)

    So after two days of being anxiety-free, my dear old "friend" anxiety paid a visit today as I was writing. "What are you doing?" it asked, "writing that same old story you've been doing for a decade now? And the other stories? Ha! You suck. Give up writing. Period. Never write again. Trust me. Delete everything you've done."

    In short, it was the same old voice that tormented me for the past twelve years about my writing. Saying I was a failure ...
  2. I'd Like to Apologize...

    I'd like to apologize for my rant in the Official Mental Health thread. I'm aware of the purpose of such a thread (that's why I created it :
    but I wanted to say some things that I feel needs to be addressed.
    The result of that rant was due to a sequence of bad events.

    Stress in the job lately
    Almost got into a wreck twice in the span of seconds
    The secretary yelled at me for something I ...
  3. How's this for an idea for my blog?

    Specifically, I would take a terrible book that I read and critique it chapter by chapter, discussing the strengths and weaknesses as I find them, etc. The first book for this blog I was thinking of critiquing is What Once was Lost by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

    So what do you think?? Interested in reading my interpretation of this book?
  4. My Thoughts on the US 2016 Presidental Elections

    So after having some time to calm down from the shock of Donald J. Trump being the next President of the United States, something just occurred to me. Something that I hadn't even considered before.

    In some way, both he and Obama proved that America is indeed the land of opportunity. Policies aside, think about it: Before Obama came, all the presidents were old white guys. Before Trump came, they all had years of political experience. Again, policies aside... isn't that a good ...
  5. "Get It Done" = Writing tip from Steve Donoghue

    Start at 9:08

    Steve Donoghue is a book nut who discusses books and writing on his YouTube channel, and in this video, he encourages writers to start their NaNoWriMo with something I found encouraging -- and I hope it'll encourage other writers whether they're doing NaNoWriMo or not.

    "Get it done." Set a word goal and just get it done. If it's 2,000 words a day, then write 2,000 words. Don't fret over how good they are, ...
  6. Holy crap, I have a blog!?

    It just occurred to me now that this site has a blog function. Well, in that case let this be my first entry in this site's blog.
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